This site is dedicated to a very particular hobby... reconstructing Roman Legionary equipment for the Second Augustan Legion's advance into the ancient British Westcountry.

It involves a great deal of travel, study, handwork and occaisonal fun!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Auxiliary Shield Design

Our Dutch 'celt'; Folkert, has been slaving over a hot computer to develop potential designs for the group's auxilia. Here is one of his proto type designs, and very spectacular it looks too!

With the society legionary shield design copied from the Arch of Orange, it seems appropriate to take our auxiliary motif from the same monument. The carving represents a shield from a frieze depicting arms captured by the Roman army. The shields look similar to auxilia patterns on Trajan's column, but with a greater range of form.